Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s honestly one of my favorite holidays. No big family dinners to stress out over cooking, but still a fun day for the kids and to celebrate all the love we have in our lives. In my family we don’t do anything crazy or over the top for each other for Valentine’s Day, but I always try to give those close to us something special for it. A memento or something special from the kids always works great for my husband or parents. Instead of some fancy new electronic device or gadget I want to give them something they will look at and think of us by. You know, gifts that tug on the heart strings. Those are the best gifts though. And typically the most heart warming gifts come in the form of something you can hang up around your home. So I rounded up some of my favorite Valentines gift ideas for the modern home to share with you today:
Maps – Maps on maps on maps. I love the idea of framed maps of special places in the home and think they can be super romantic. I recently went to a friends home and her and her husband had maps of the 3 places they lived together framed and I thought it was super cute. Minted does a great job with custom maps and you can even be fancy and get these gorgeous foil ones. I debated doing the same thing for Tom for Valentine’s Day since we too have 3 special cities (Athens, Atlanta, and Savannah) but ended up doing something similar but slightly different. I fell in love with this Savannah Calligraphy Map I found on Minted and know Tom will love it too. Savannah, in addition to being my hometown, is where we got married, had both of our kids church dedications, and where we plan on moving back to eventually so of all the cities it is the most special. And I’ve never seen anything like this one so I knew we needed it for our house! And then I found this Georgia Map Print that goes really well with the Savannah one with words in it that all relate to Atlanta! Now I just need to find the perfect spot for these two…
Date Mementos – I love the modern look of these Serif Date Mementos and think they would be so cool in a master bedroom with a wedding date, or even a nursery or child’s room with their birth date as part of a gallery wall. Regardless they are sweet, sentimental, and a perfect gift.
Heart Art – Maybe I just like that heart art rhymes, but I would seriously hang up these beauties with custom photos added to them anywhere in my house. And there is plenty of heart art on Minted. But my favorites are this photo collage and then this pretty watercolor heart print with custom pictures which will probably be my next purchase.
Words for Walls – So I love printed words on walls. For example, if you are a newlywed you could do a custom print with your vows and even have it done in foil to give to your spouse. If you’re not a newlywed and therefore have no idea what your vows were, I love the idea of a framed quote. I also had one of these made to give Tom for Valentine’s day and used one of my favorite Emily Bronte quotes. Hopefully Tom doesn’t read this post and all my surprises are ruined…
House Prints – I’ve always viewed our house as being really special to our marriage. It took us a while but we found the perfect first house for us and that is the house we brought both of our babies home to. I would melt if Tom gave me one of these custom house sketchings for Valentine’s Day and know that I have to get one before we leave this house!
Photos with Quotes – Okay what women wouldn’t want one of her favorite pictures with her significant other or family with a love quote on it for her home? These are gorgeous, classy, heart warming, and everything else girls love.
Petite Pairs – And now one that a man would really love. Because guys can be sentimental too. You can turn any handwritten recipe into a foil print and hang it in his kitchen next to another art print to go with it. So say your guy has his dear grandmother’s ‘special punch’ recipe. Get that printed out and hang it next to this whiskey print to hang in the kitchen or his man cave. I also love the idea of a mom making this for an adult child!
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What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Let me hear them below!
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